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Pride of Ise

Aired: December 9, 2016 (UTC)


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Ise is a town that has charmed Japanese people for 2,000 years.
Ise City became a focal point this year for hosting the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

For a festival giving thanks to the gods for the autumn harvest, local residents head to Ise Jingu, with its 2,000-year history.
Miori Inata, a photographer who takes photos in the dense forest of Ise Jingu, talks about the allure of the shrine.

The town in front of Ise Jingu allows visitors to enjoy traditional cityscape, and Ise Udon, a local noodle that has been served to heal pilgrims since ancient times. The program also features the lives of local people; a chef born and raised in Ise, taking on the challenges of French cooking using local meat, vegetables and seafood, and a craftsman working to pass on the skills of Ise-Shunkei, traditional crafts made of wood.
This program captures beautiful images of Ise Jingu, inviting viewers to the town of Ise with the traditional charms of Japan.

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